Resident’s Free Day for December, held typically on a Tuesday, occurs during December Nights free entry, on the 1st and 2nd, (Fri/Sat).
A new family-friendly “Moon Base San Diego” activity center is coming to the San Diego Air & Space Museum’s main location in Balboa Park offering hands –on, interactive and enjoyable learning activities for explorers of all ages who want to experience a trip to the Moon.
“Moon Base San Diego” will provide parents and children ages birth to 12 years old the space to imagine, learn, create, and explore emerging areas of STEM.
The Museum’s current activity room was established in 2009 and has never been remodeled. The new space will have an infant area for secure play for our youngest guests and their guardians.
The moonbase habitat will immerse families in life on the moon with living quarters and a moon surface they can explore. Children will enjoy visiting a NASA lunar lander capsule to take on the role of pilot and astronaut. An interactive wall gamifies learning about life on the moon. In the center of the room, children of all ages can sit and interact around tables of learning materials.
Other areas of interest include a book nook, desk space, and a moon habitat. Key elements to the room are the printed vinyl wall and floor graphics that will provide visual interest and unify the moon-focused theme.
The Museum’s goal is to invite families to experience life on the moon and expose them to the opportunity of STEM careers in aerospace. School field trips also will benefit from the learning activities in “Moon Base San Diego.”
In preparation for “Moon Base San Diego,” the current “Kid’s Aviation Action Hangar” will be closed temporarily beginning in late April.